News Archive

Priests' Annual Retreat

  • Posted on: 13 July 2015
The priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate had their annual retreat from July 5 to 9 at the Malvern Retreat Center, Philadelphia. His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius and 21 priests participated in the retreat. Rev. Dr. Paul Thelakkatt, PRO of the Syro-Malabar Church was the retreat preacher. The solid preaching of Dr. Thelekkat, coupled with the serene and scenic atmosphere of the retreat center helped the retreatants to spend four enriching days in prayer and reflection. The occasion was also used to convene an official meeting of the Presbyteral Council of the Exarchate.

Discernment Camp

  • Posted on: 1 July 2015
A discernment camp was organized to bring together the youth of the Exarchate to inspire and inform them about the vocation to priesthood. The camp was conducted on June 26 to 28, 2015 at the Exarchate Center under the leadership of Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius, Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose, and Bro. Jerry Mathew. The highlight of the camp was the diaconate ordination which was held on the second day of the camp. The camp also included talks and videos on the vocation to priesthood, Holy Mass, adoration, and liturgical song practice. The talks were given by Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius, Rt. Rev.

Jerry Mathew is ordained a Deacon

  • Posted on: 1 July 2015
On June 27, 2015, Most Rev. Bishop Thomas Mar Eusebius ordained Bro. Jerry Mathew as a deacon at St. Vincent De Paul Malankara Cathedral Parish, Elmont, NY. The ceremony started at 9:30 am with solemn procession and the prayers of the Third Hour. The diaconate ordination was celebrated during the Holy Qurbono after the Quqilions. Msgr. James McDonald of St. Aidan's parish delivered the homily. The event was attended by several priests, religious sisters, and parishioners from various parishes, along with the family and relatives of Bro. Jerry. Bro.

New Priest for the San Jose Mission

  • Posted on: 26 June 2015
The St. Jude Malankara Catholic Mission, started last year, receives a resident priest for its pastoral care. Since the inception of the mission, it was Rev. Kuriakose Mambrakkatt, vicar of our mission in Los Angeles, who has been providing pastoral care to this mission. During the celebration of the Holy Mass, held on June 20 at the Holy Spirit Church, His Excellency the Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius entrusted the pastoral care of this mission to Rev. Biju Varughese Edailakkattu. His Exellency thanked Rev. Kuriakose for the pioneering and painstaking leadership he gave to this mission.

Marriage Preparation Course

  • Posted on: 26 April 2015
The Department of Family Apostolate in the Exarchate conducted a Marriage Preparation Course (Pre-Cana Course) on April 25 and 26 at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington. Classes were given on the Theology of the Sacrament of Matrimony (His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius), Family Psychology, Marriage Communication and Family Relationship (Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery), Marriage Canon Laws (Rev. Dr. Sunny Mathew), Family Spirituality (Rev. Fr. Mathai Mannoorvadakkethil), Theology of the Body (Mr. Binu Abraham), Marriage Sexuality (Dr.

Silver Jubilee Celebration of Sr. Agnes DM and Registration Kick Off in New Rochelle

  • Posted on: 24 April 2015
The St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Parish celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the religious life of Rev. Sr. Agnes DM on Sunday, April 19. His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius presided over the celebration of the Holy Qurbono that day. Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath and Rev. Fr. Sunny Mathew were concelebrants. After the Holy Qurbono, a meeting was conducted to felicitate Rev. Sr. Agnes for having completed 25 worthy years of religious life. Of these 25 years, she has been serving our New Rochelle parish for the past 15 years. His Excellency presided over the meeting. Rev. Fr.

The Good Friday Service

  • Posted on: 4 April 2015
His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate officiated the Good Friday services at the St. Vincent de Paul Malankara Catholic Cathedral Parish in Elmont. The service started at 8.00 am. and was concluded at 2.30 pm. Rev. Fr. Sathyan Antony, Rev. Fr. Abraham Lukose and Rev. Fr. Cyril Andand OIC concelebrated with His Excellency.

The Service of the Washing of the Feet

  • Posted on: 4 April 2015
His Excellency the Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Exarchate conducted the Maundy Thursday service of the washing of the feet at the St. Jude’s Malankara Catholic Parish, Philadelphia on April 2, 2015. The service started at 6.30 pm. with the evening prayers. This was followed by the service of the washing of the feet which was a first time experience for this parish. After this service, His Excellency presided over the solemn celebration of the Holy Qurbono. Rev. Fr. Saji Mukkoott, the Pastor of the Parish and Rev. Fr. Thomas Malayal, the former Pastor were concelebrants.

Malankara Convention Registration Kick Off in Chicago

  • Posted on: 30 March 2015
The parish based Registration Kick Off of the forthcoming Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention was held at the St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Parish, Chicago on March 29, 2015. The Palm Sunday liturgical services and the Holy Qurbono were presided over by His Excellency Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius. After the celebration of the Holy Qurbono, His Excellency inaugurated the registration kick off by distributing the Convention Registration Kits to the Golden Sponsors from the parish, namely, Mr. Benjamin Thomas, Mr. Raju Vincent, Mr. Sibi Daniel, Mr. Ranjan Abraham and M. George Mathai. Rev. Fr.

Two new canonical provisions for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

  • Posted on: 26 March 2015
The Holy See today (March 26, 2015) announced two new canonical provisions for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, namely a new Eparchy and a new Exarchate in India outside the hitherto proper territory of the Church. 1. Eparchy of St. John Chrysostom of Gurgaon: The new Eparchy extends along the northern part of India, covering 22 of the 29 states. The district’s southern boundary is made up of the four Central states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Orissa.